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Drosophila melanogaster; Insect sterilization; Insect pests--Biological control


These investigations are pilot studies of possible chromosome rearrangements to effect sterility in insects . Techniques of oviposition and partial sterility in Drosophila melanogaster are described. Partial sterility is measured for a number of different crossing combinations using wildtype stocks, heterozygous translocation stocks, and homozygous translocation stocks : the highest percent partial sterility occurring when F-1 intercross translocation stocks are used as one of the parents. Three different crossing schemes to gain more complex chromosome rearrangements and their outcomes are reported, though tests indicated negative results in these . Methods devised to distinguish between simple and complex translocation stocks in Drosophila are deemed important for future work in this area.

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